3for MY safety, I truly believe a patient needs an attitude adjustment.Think about that the next time YOU correct someone!!
Calvert responded to Roberts, again with a message sent through Facebook’s
messaging feature, stating:I was trying to be nice about the situation and provide you acourteous reminder of the regulations in which you practice in the
state and the public’s perception. [Rule 157.36(b)(28) of the Texas
] states you cannot engage in activities whichbetray
the public’s trust in
EMS. I believe your comment couldhave done that. Additionally, CareFlite has policies againstemployees calling into question our honesty, integrity[,] or reputation. I understand you had a difficult call and patient.
had my share of those. That information should not bebroadcasted[,] however. I can show you an article where a Kansasmedic had his license suspended for 90 days, tons of legal bills, andhad to bag groceries during that time because he posted aderogatory remark about his ob
ese patient. As far as me “thinking
about that before I correct someone[,]
” . . . I’m the ComplianceOfficer for CareFlite[,] and it’s my job.
We can have thatconversation later and off [Facebook].
Roberts responded with a message stating, “[By the way], I didn’t slap the
patient, I was not rude to the family OR the patient and the call went verysm
oothly, thank you for asking.”
Roberts did delete her comment fromSchoenhardt
Roberts later posted on her own Facebook wall, statingYes, I DO get upset on some calls when my patient goes off in thehouse and I have to have a firefighter ride in with me because I fear for MY own safety. I think that is a valid excuse for wanting to usesome sort of restraints. Just saying!!
25 Tex. Admin. Code § 157.36(b)(28)
(2012) (Tex. Dep’t of State Health
Serv., Criteria for Denial and Disciplinary Actions for EMS Personnel and Applicant and Voluntary Surrender of a Certificate or License).